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VIDEO: Suspects’ Father – “Someone Framed Them”

(WGGB/CNN) — The father of the two men suspected in the marathon bombings hope his living son will be arrested and taken into custody and believes both were framed.

Anzor Tsarnaev spoke from his home in Makhachkala, Dagestan about the situation surrounding his 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is the subject of a massive manhunt Friday in Watertown.

Dzhokhar and 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Dzhokhar’s brother, was killed during an early morning shootout in Watertown.

(The questions and Tsarnaev’s answers are done through spoken through a translator)

[First question not heard on recording]
“Someone framed them. I don’t know who exactly did it. But someone did. And being cowards, they shot the boy dead. There are cops like this.”

Q: WHEN YOU TRY CALLING THE YOUNGER ONE, THE PHONE IS OFF?
“All phones are switched off. I can’t get through to my brothers even. One of them is a great lawyer and I can’t get through to him. I want to get more information; those are my kids, you understand? I’m afraid for my other boy. Maybe he will be shot dead too. They will say, well, he had weapons. Kids with weapons? You don’t find weapons in a garbage dump. I have nothing more to say. It’s all because I’m afraid for my son and his life. They should arrest him maybe and bring him but alive. Alive. And justice should decide who’s right and who’s guilty.”

Q: YOU’VE BEEN LIVING THERE (THE U.S.) FOR A LONG TIME. HAVE YOU EVER HAD ANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE JUSTICE THERE?
“No never. But I just didn’t face it ever. So can I know about the justice there. I didn’t have any problems.”

Q: THE DAY BEFORE YOU SPOKE TO YOUR ELDER SON. WHAT DID HE TELL YOU?
“He said everything was okay. I even asked him how’s Dzhokar? Did you help him, look after him and make sure he’s studying well? So he would spend less time with friends and more time studying. You quit the university because you got married early. So let the kid at least graduate. Because in this life a person who doesn’t learn is working, working hard. That’s why I’m always telling them study.”

Q: DID YOU TALK ABOUT THIS EXPLOSION AND WHAT HAPPENED THERE?
“No. Not at all. Thanks Allah that they were not there and didn’t suffer. This is it. So what explosion? I honestly can’t imagine who could do this. Whoever did it is a bastard. I have nothing more to say.”


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